Thank You for my roots. When I think about how many people had lived before my birth I am mesmerized by the thought “they all lived to make my being possible on this planet”. I am Slavonic. My mother is Belorussian and father has a Polish roots. Today we celebrate Ivan Kupala’s Night.
This night is always filled with miracles: you may hear the whisper of herbs and see mermaids, watch trees change places and witness the bright light of the blossoming fern flower.
The fire is miraculous and detoxifying tonight. If you are courage enough to jump over the fire you will stay healthy all year.
Tonight a magical rituals are allowed. Girls make wreaths from wild flowers and add a nettle to it, which reflects the essence of a mermaid concealed in every girl. They push the wreath into the river and get rid of the mermaid’s nature.
Girls also stick burning candles into their wreaths and make bets whose wreath remains on the surface longer. The longer the candle burns the more overwhelming love will be.
This feast of fire, water and love filled me with the certainty that life is given to all of us for happiness, joy and love. It is our responsibility to make our lives beautiful.
Enjoy tonight! It is magical. Believe me, I know!